A Note From Dad


The Blessing in a Helmet

“For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net, or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time, as it suddenly falls on them.” Ecclesiastes 9:12 I’m in awe. I just got back to the firehouse. Your mom brought the three of you…SD, […]

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A Spikey Hair Riddle

I have a riddle for you. What will make you age faster while at the same time keep you young longer? To find the answer, we have to look to a small green jar. After a 12 hour shift at the part-time 911 dispatching gig earlier this week, I came home to the regular, excited

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You Did This To Me

I wasn’t always this way. I used to be smart. I used to be able to sit and read an article or a book and remember what I read when I got up 30 minutes later. I could have a conversation with someone and remember it two days later. I could actively participate in a

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My Run Journal – June 2012

“Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.” Lee Haney If you’ve found this post and want to go back to the beginning of my running journey, start here. Click here to see my May 2012 Run Journal 6/1

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I’m a Runner Now

As I sit here in the front yard on this beautiful spring evening, the sun is setting.  The birds are singing.  The neighbors are mowing their yards.  The children are playing in the cul-de-sac, giggling those carefree laughs of innocence.  Off in the distance, the faint sound of the ice cream truck playing its familiar

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Run on Dudes!

It dawned on me today why I “enjoy” running. Yes I sarcastically say “enjoy” because it’s not something I find pleasure in, except when I’m done for the day…it feels good to have accomplished a good run. In the sense of the way I use the word “enjoy” above, I find some satisfaction in running

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Pass or Be Passed

Running in long distance races reminds me that life isn’t much different. In a race, you’re either passing or being passed. Sure, there are some you’ll keep pace with…for awhile. But unless you are running the race together from start to finish, you’ll eventually lose them, whether by passing or being passed. Pass, or be

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My Run Journal – May 2012

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald If you’ve found this post and want to go back to the beginning of my running journey, start here. Click here to see my April 2012 Run Journal 5/5 God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. Today’s half

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I Get It Now

Dad, Do you remember how I used to give you grief for how you treated David and Derek differently than you did me and Stephen after I left for college? I still remember my first trip home for the weekend. After dinner, you got up and washed the dishes while they walked out of the

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Anyone Seen the Van Key?

Assuming one of you had picked it up and walked off with it, we tore the house apart, looking in every nook and cranny we could find. Grandpa walked the yard and scoured the mulch pile where you’d spent most of the morning. Grandma tore into the couch where I first sat down when we

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